IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2012 - (Page 55)

Stop Run An eclectic take on the mainframe world John Eells examines the exterior of the U-352 submarine, which was sunk off the coast of North Carolina during World War II. Taking the Plunge Wreck diving brings IBMer face to face with lost history By Mike Westholder A PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN WRIGHT bout 130 feet beneath the waves rests U-853, the last German U-boat sunk as World War II ended. It’s off the East Coast of the U.S. about seven miles from Block Island, R.I., and not far from another wreck, the SS Black Point, a commercial collier the U-853 torpedoed a day earlier, May 5, 1945, at the Battle of Judith Point. the coasts of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey. First certified to scuba dive in 1972 at the age of 15, Eells took a long hiatus from diving until about eight years ago. “Then my youngest son—he was about John Eells has seen both wrecks. A certified technical diver, he’s a member of IBM’s z/OS* technical marketing and strategy team in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. In his spare time, he wreck dives mostly in the North Atlantic along 15 at the time—came down from the attic one day with my old gear and said, ‘What’s all this stuff?’ ” The teen was eager to learn and earned his recreational diving certification soon after. The father and son’s first wreck dive was the Raleigh, a steamer that sank in 1911 in Lake Erie near Port Colborne, Ontario. It remains the oldest wreck Eells has explored—and the shallowest, at about 25-30 feet under water. J U LY/AU G U S T 2 0 12 55

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2012

Editor's Desk: The Taste of Success
Dashboard: Pay by Phone - Current Conditions - Work Without Boundaries - Digital Personalities
IBM Perspective: The Performance of Many, the Efficiency of One
Trends: Why zBX Outperforms DIY When Deploying a Hybrid Infrastructure
Q&A: Accurate TCO Analysis Demonstrates the True Value of System z
IT Today: IBM's Integrated Solution for System z Streamlines Software Delivery
Case Study: Taking Shelter From the Storm: Shelter Insurance employs a measured approach in adopting Linux on zEnterprise 114
Cover Story: Internal Transformation: System z is at the center of initiative, which has saved the company $100 million so far
Feature: Large Memory Tames Big Data: The System z stack evolves to deliver business value from more memory
Tech Corner: A More Effective Comparison Starts With Relative Capacity
Administrator: JES2 Helps Expedite the Relocation of Data Volumes
Solutions: Double-Take Share 5.0 - Vanguard Security and Compliance Solutions - MegaCryption DB - ASG-TMON for DB2 - Reflection Suite for X - Orchestrated IT
Advertiser's Index
Stop Run: Wreck Diving Brings IBMer Face to Face With Lost History
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IB Tape Storage

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2012